What Are the Benefits of Regular Synthetic Grass Maintenance?

As synthetic turf becomes increasingly popular among homeowners and business owners alike, the importance of regular maintenance cannot be overstated. Despite its low-maintenance nature, artificial grass still requires periodic care to preserve its appearance and functionality.

Neglecting your turf maintenance can not only reduce the lifespan of the synthetic grass but also pose health risks to you and your family. If you want to enjoy your lawn to the fullest and ensure it remains functional for years to come, here are some of the reasons why you should consider routine artificial grass maintenance.

Prevent Bacteria

One of the biggest concerns with synthetic grass is the potential for bacteria buildup. Without proper cleaning and care, bacteria can thrive in the warm, moist environment created by pet waste, dirt, and debris on the turf. This can lead to unpleasant odors as well as potential health hazards for both humans and pets.

Regular synthetic grass maintenance, such as cross-brushing and rinsing the turf, helps prevent the buildup of bacteria and keeps your lawn fresh and clean. In addition to regular at-home cleaning, having a professional deep clean and sanitize your synthetic grass will eliminate any lingering bacteria and ensure your lawn is a safe, healthy environment for the entire family.

Effectively Absorb Pet Urine

One of the biggest benefits of synthetic grass for pet owners is its ability to effectively absorb and drain pet urine. However, it’s important to choose the right infill in order to maximize the benefits of turf.

If you have four-legged friends running around your lawn, avoid silica sand infill that can trap moisture and begin to form odors. Instead, opt for a pet-friendly turf infill that is specifically designed to keep lawns dry and eliminate odors created by pet waste.

TurFresh’s TurFill infill is specially designed with pets in mind, making it a safe and effective choice for pets and their owners. In addition to providing the UV protection and ballast that most infill products do, TurFill neutralizes pet odor by breaking down the ammonia and proteins in urine to eliminate the smell at the source. Unlike competitors, which simply mask odors with pungent fragrance, TurFill works at the chemical level for complete odor neutralization. TurFill is also all-natural, non-toxic, and completely safe for all kids and pets. We believe in its effectiveness so strongly, that it’s the infill we use for our own professional artificial grass maintenance services.

De-Compact Your Turf

Over time, your lawn’s infill — as well as other small items of debris such as rocks, dust, and pet hair — can become compacted due to foot traffic and weather conditions. This can result in a hard and uncomfortable surface that is less enjoyable for your family’s activities. It can also impede drainage, causing water to pool on your lawn and bacteria to develop.

By investing in regular synthetic grass maintenance, however, you can keep your synthetic grass infill evenly distributed and prevent compaction. Regularly raking or brushing the turf will redistribute infill, restore your full drainage capabilities, and maintain the lush appearance of your lawn year-round with minimal effort.

Reduce Allergies

Synthetic grass is much better for those with outdoor allergies than natural grass, but it can still worsen seasonal symptoms if you fail to regularly clean your turf. Over time, your artificial grass will collect dust, pet hair, pollen, and other allergens, worsening your allergies as it builds.

By regularly rinsing down and cleaning your turf, however, you’ll help flush away those pesky allergens. Removing debris and rinsing your turf can help reduce the risk of allergen buildup and create a safer and more enjoyable outdoor space for those with allergies. It’s also important to remember that humans aren’t the only ones who suffer from pollen allergies — your pups may be experiencing symptoms, too.

Enjoy a Cooler Lawn

One of the reasons homeowners switch to artificial grass is its ability to stay cooler than natural grass during hot weather. However, as with any outdoor surface, synthetic turf can still absorb and retain heat, making it warm or uncomfortable to walk or play on if the weather is too hot.

However, regularly watering and otherwise cleaning your synthetic turf can help reduce surface temperatures and keep it cool. This will not only make your lawn a more comfortable place for you and your family to enjoy, but it will also keep your outdoor space safe, healthy, and looking its best.

If you don’t want to worry about routine artificial grass maintenance, or if you don’t have the time to do it yourself, consider professional artificial grass maintenance services from TurFresh. Our 10-point turf cleaning process can be scheduled as often as you need us, whether that’s once a week or twice a year. If you want to do it yourself but need the proper equipment, visit the TurFresh online store for a wide range of turf cleaning products specially created for artificial grass. To learn more about TurFresh’s artificial turf maintenance service or to book your first appointment, give us a call at 469-489-3321 or fill out our online contact form today.

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